Pathological narcissism and nonsuicidal self-injury

Sindes Dawood, Hans S. Schroder, M. Brent Donnellan, Aaron L. Pincus

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Abstract

Few studies have examined associations between pathological narcissism and self-harm, but those that do indicate that narcissistic vulnerability (not narcissistic grandiosity) relates to self-harm. The current study extends this literature by investigating how facets of pathological narcissism assessed by the Pathological Narcissism Inventory relate to specific nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) behaviors assessed by the Inventory of Statements About Self-Injury using statistical models appropriate for non-normally distributed count data. In a sample of 1,023 undergraduate students, results revealed that facets of both narcissistic vulnerability and narcissistic grandiosity were differentially related to the endorsement and frequency of specific NSSI behaviors and higher-order latent NSSI factors (repetitive and impulsive), even after accounting for levels of borderline pathology. The clinical implications of these results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-108
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of personality disorders
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2018

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Dawood, Sindes ; Schroder, Hans S. ; Donnellan, M. Brent ; Pincus, Aaron L. / Pathological narcissism and nonsuicidal self-injury. In: Journal of personality disorders. 2018 ; Vol. 32, No. 1. pp. 87-108.
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